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  Privacy Statement                    
The developers of the FTIRsearch.com web site, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the FTIRsearch.com web site.

As the FTIRsearch.com web site is co-managed by both the Integrated Technologies and Molecular Spectroscopy groups of Thermo Fisher Scientific, both parties have equal and full access to any and all user registration and session tracking information. No other entity has access or any rights of use to the information, nor will the information be used for any purpose other than stated.

Account Member Registration
The FTIRsearch.com account registration process requires that you supply a valid email address. This information is used to email you an account member password and will be your unique user name to log on to the account member's area. This is done to guarantee that the logins for new accounts are unique and that the account was created by a user who plans to use the Spectral Search service as it was intended. Please note that the account registration process does not allow users to create new accounts using email addresses from free email services such as Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo! and Juno.

Credit Card Information
FTIRsearch.com uses a separate credit card verification service called iTransact. This service uses a secure link directly to a separate web server to gather the credit card number and other information necessary to approve credit card purchases. At no time does FTIRsearch.com ever have access to your credit card number or related information.

Uploaded Data Files
FTIRsearch.com allows account members to upload spectroscopic data files to be searched against commercial databases. All uploaded user data files will be temporarily stored to verify session quality and assist with addressing session quality disputes. Uploaded user data files are automatically purged from the server on a periodic basis. If you experience a problem while using the FTIRsearch.com Search Service related to a data file you have uploaded, you should contact us immediately so we can adequately evaluate the problem before your data file is purged from the server.

This FTIRsearch.com web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The entire web site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption of all private information transmitted between the user's web browser and the server. This includes all user contact and registration information, credit card and purchase information, login names and passwords, account information and balances, search parameters and uploaded spectroscopic data files.

In addition, the greatest possible care is taken to insure that the databases used to store and track this information are secure from unauthorized access and distribution by employing firewalls, secure database login access, secure network topologies and other network security measures.

This site uses in-memory cookies to keep track of you while you are using the web site. Cookies are only used for:

(i) Maintaining your session link and tracking use of the free Spectral Search Demo.

(ii) Maintaining your session link and tracking search and credit usage while you are logged into the account members area.

(iii) Delivering content specific to your interest.

We do not use cookies to compile individual user statistics, demographic profiles or any other personal statistical information. Cookies are never written to your hard drive; they only exist in memory while you are logged into the account member area.

IP Address Information
FTIRsearch.com uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the web site. We also use the IP addresses of all visitors to the site to determine the country/region you are in when accessing the web site to ensure compliance with International, U.S. and local laws. IP address information may be used to determine broad visitation statistics for the entire web site, but will not be linked uniquely to you.

Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
The FTIRsearch.com web site contains numerous links to other web sites on the Internet. FTIRsearch.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Copyright of Databases
This web site contains commercial databases, which are protected by copyright law under the following notice:

Copyright 2001-2006 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, MA. Printed in the United States of America. All world rights reserved. No part of this Web content may be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or reproduced in any way, including but not limited to photocopy, photograph, magnetic or other record, without the prior written permission of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Your use of the databases on the FTIRsearch.com web site area is bound by this copyright.

Update of User Information
All FTIRsearch.com account members have full and complete access to their account registration information including the opportunity to choose not to receive communications from Thermo Fisher Scientific or other business partners. Users have the following options available for changing, modifying or removing user information previously provided:

(i) Log in to the FTIRsearch.com account member's area and change your profile information.

(ii) Send email with your updated user information to any of the email addresses listed on the Contact Information page.

Account Cancellations
If you no longer wish to use the FTIRsearch.com search service and wish to close your account, you can contact sales@FTIRsearch.com at any time using one of the Email addresses listed on the Contact Information page.

Contacting FTIRsearch.com
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this web site, or your dealings with FTIRsearch.com, please contact us using one of the Email addresses listed on the Contact Information page.



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